Introduces students to the concept that culture is an everyday lived experience, and that spirituality is experienced through the human condition. This unit recognises that well-being is everybody's concern within a holistic paradigm. Historical and diverse concepts of well-being will also be examined. Definitions of spiritual distress, spiritual expression, spiritual emergency and emergence will be explored. Spiritual expression will be defined and analysed in a comparative way with religious expression.
Topic 1: Introduction - terms and definitions
Topic 2: Definitions of spirituality and religion
Topic 3: Holistic concepts - men's and women's spirituality
Topic 4: Deep ecology, environmentalism & spirituality
Topic 5: Cross cultural concepts of holism and healing
Topic 6: The importance of story in healing
Topic 7: Grief, trauma & recovery
Topic 8: Spiritual distress/emergency/emergence: what are they?
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||define and discuss dimensions of cultural and spiritual well-being and, differentiate between spiritual and religious expression||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of diverse cultural perspectives of spiritual practices and expressions in a historical and contemporary context||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|3||explain symptoms of spiritual distress, spiritual emergency and spiritual emergence||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|4||evaluate the static and mutable aspects of their own spiritual and cultural perspectives, spiritual and religious concepts and expression||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|5||demonstrate an understanding of definitions of grief, trauma and recovery in a well-being context.||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Workshop on-site 3 hours (7 weeks)|
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